‘Jeopardy’ picks Mike Richards as host in a muddled selection process: NPR


Mike Richards is the new host of the daily syndicated game show Danger! You may have heard of it.

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Mike Richards is the new host of the daily syndicated game show Danger! You may have heard of it.

Carol Keelson / Jeopardy Productions.

Let me say first that I have absolutely no opinions on whether it was Mike Richards, who was Recently announced as new host From Danger!He would be a good host. (While they announced there were new hosts, understand that’s not really the case – more on that in a moment.) I wasn’t too interested in what’s after Trebek Danger!, and I haven’t followed closely the weeks that had guest hosts like Aaron Rodgers, Robin Roberts, Livar Burton, and others. So I am very willing to give every benefit of the doubt to them that he did a good job hosting the guests and would always be a good host.

But I followed this closely as a story about a cultural institution trying to manage the expectations, desires, and needs of so many ardent fans while accommodating the exigencies of work that are undoubtedly so overwhelming.

And to me, it seems that they messed up the process, regardless of whether they messed up the option itself.

1. Appointing the chief as host required more care, and they took none of it.

Richards Has Hosting Experience – Hosted beauty and geek, an eccentric WB/CW show, has been running for years and has hosted a number of small potato shows. But his great qualifications in production. The CEO has produced much larger shows, including The price is right.

Can’t get around the fact that when a guy comes in as a production manager for a show and – what do you know? – He’s the host a year later, you have to be careful to avoid the emergence of some kind of spurious operation, in which the man basically employed himself. Don’t get me wrong: No one who understands television would think they could hire themselves without input from anyone else, especially Sony Pictures Television executives. But Speak as if the research is at least partially Late like April. You can’t blame people for thinking it’s weird.

2. Questions developed about whether Richards himself was completely outspoken

Richards said his time hosting guests was kind of like an accident, an emergency “Who am I?” Thing. But ringer Reported That this may not be the case and some sources say he took advantage of a small logistical issue to put himself on schedule. Furthermore, in the statement he made after his announcement as the new host, Richards said“Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined being selected for a role of this magnitude.” This is from a man who also threw his hat in the ring to replace Bob Parker The price is right? who came to Danger! When did she need a new host? Who would believe he never thought of it?

He could just say, “I’ve been more of a producer than a host, but I’ve always dreamed of a job like this. I threw my hat in the ring, but took a step back from the selection process to avoid affecting him as much as possible.”

This might have seemed a little more convincing. It seems that this is not something he could have imagined before, it seems hard to believe, and the continuation of the myth building that was just kind of It happened It is an equally tricky way to sell his ascent. Which, again, many fans agreed on the merits.

3. The thing with the hosts is ridiculous and deceitful again

Richards’ ad was disguised as an advertisement for two hosts who would share responsibilities: he would present the “Daily Joint Show,” and actor Mayim Bialik, who was one of the guest hosts, would do prime-time specials and spin-offs. A more accurate description of this arrangement is that Richards hosts the show, and Bialik hosts some specials. Trebek’s succession mission is upon her Danger! Salim? He went to Richards. Not two people. Richards. And the more phrases they put forward that obscure the outcome, the more it seemed like they didn’t want to talk about what actually happened.

4. It’s dangerous to make it look like you’re doing something you’re not doing

When you run a group of guest hosts through what you denote as experiments and then choose the boss who oversaw their auditions, it can make it sound like the whole thing was some kind of joke. Again, this has nothing to do with whether Richards was a good host or not – from what I heard from people who followed more closely than I did, he got a good response, although some people certainly found him, for lack of a better term, game show host NS.

But if you think there’s any chance you’ll pick the person in charge of the show, making it sound like you’re making some kind of open call that gives people more time to develop preferences for other people you’ll look like rejected. It also gives them more time to get frustrated because you tested at least some of the hostesses of colour, at least some women, but then you picked one of the lesser known, who just so happened to be the white man in charge. Again, this choice isn’t necessarily wrong, but it’s embarrassing, and perhaps unnecessary. Writer Melanie McFarland I would explain some of the reasons why they might do this That way and why the entire guest hosting business might be – as she puts it – for show.

5. This guy?

Considering that Richards is good at hosting Danger!There is another problem that has resurfaced in the past two weeks: two Lawsuits of his time in The price is right Where the models indicated that the environment in the exhibition was hostile to them. Richards directed This issues with the rather limited phrase “that’s not who I am” and “I’ll never be disrespectful”, but looking at this quite ironically: he’s not a star, and they have so many other options, why take on all those bags while trying Is there a lot of TV trying so hard to at least create the impression that he’s taking these things seriously?

Time will tell if this works or if anyone will take care of any of this in a couple of weeks, let alone two years. Danger! It is a show that lives by habit, and it is more difficult to break habits than to carry on. I’ve learned many times that baseball’s insides about how sausage is made often make absolutely no difference to the viewing decisions of TV viewers (or moviegoers, or what you have). But this was, on the outside, messy, messier, messier.

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